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Air pollution tracking: NASA and Google to develop technology to map local air quality in real-time
Air pollution tracking: NASA and Google to develop technology to map local air quality in real-time

The results will create city-scale, near real-time estimation and forecasting of harmful pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate matter. Google has incorporated two new NASA data sets into the Earth Engine Catalogue that are automatically updated daily.

Ensure ambient air quality: NGT tells Kerala government
Ensure ambient air quality: NGT tells Kerala government

State asked to continue taking preventive and remedial measures against air pollution

Novel 'CODE Device' for indoor air quality launched during 15th foundation day of IIT Jodhpur
Novel 'CODE Device' for indoor air quality launched during 15th foundation day of IIT Jodhpur

The institute also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with M/s Kritikal Solutions Private Limited to set up a Research & Development Centre at IIT Jodhpur Technology Park.

Punjab plans to give cash to farmers for not burning stubble: CM
Punjab plans to give cash to farmers for not burning stubble: CM

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said the Punjab Government has sent a proposal to the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) to give cash incentives to farmers in the border State for not burning stubble. The proposal says Rs 2,500 per acre should be given to farmers in Punjab

Diesel autos to be phased out by end of 2026 to curb air pollution
Diesel autos to be phased out by end of 2026 to curb air pollution

The new policy formulated by the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) stated that the diesel-run auto rickshaws will have to be phased out in the entire National Capital Region (NCR) by December 31, 2026, aiming to curb air pollution in Delhi-NCR. The policy unveiled on Wednesday mandates phasing out of

RWAs slam plan to ban BS-IV diesel vehicles if AQI crosses 450-mark
RWAs slam plan to ban BS-IV diesel vehicles if AQI crosses 450-mark

Several resident welfare associations (RWAs) in the national Capital on Thursday lashed out at the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) over its new plan to ban BS-IV four-wheeler diesel vehicles in Delhi if the air quality index (AQI) crosses 450. RWA president of Defence Colony Ranjit Singh questioned, "This is

CAQM recommends strengthening of air quality monitoring network
CAQM recommends strengthening of air quality monitoring network

The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) has recommended strengthening of the air quality monitoring network in the national Capital to identify pollution hotspots and assess transboundary movement of pollution. The recommendation is part of a policy formulated by the panel to curb air pollution in Delhi-NCR. The CAQM noted that

CAQM formulates extensive action plan to check pollution from vehicles
CAQM formulates extensive action plan to check pollution from vehicles

As vehicles are the second-highest contributors to particulate pollution in the country, the Commission for Air Quality Management has come up with an extensive action plan for abetment of air pollution from vehicles and the transport sector in the National Capital Region (NCR) and the adjoining states. Ensuring 100 per cent

Air quality panel revamps plan to check air pollution
Air quality panel revamps plan to check air pollution

The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas has completely revamped the emergency-level Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to reduce episodic smog events across the national Capital. The plan has now been linked to the Air Quality Index (AQI) or eight pollutants including PM

To increase soil, water and air quality, number of cows has to be increased
To increase soil, water and air quality, number of cows has to be increased

In order to make Jharkhand greener, improve the quality of soil, water and air, and increase the water level in the plateau region, the number of cows will have to be increased. Three hundred years ago there were 360 species of cow in India, but now hardly a hundred have

Biomass-burning, not firecrackers, cause of post-Diwali pollution: Study
Biomass-burning, not firecrackers, cause of post-Diwali pollution: Study

A study conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi found that biomass-burning emissions, rather than fireworks, drive the poor air quality in the national Capital during the days following Diwali. The study titled "Chemical speciation and source apportionment of ambient PM2.5 in New Delhi before, during and after the

World Air Quality Report: 35 Indian cities in top 50 of world's most polluted list; here's how you can fight air pollution
World Air Quality Report: 35 Indian cities in top 50 of world's most polluted list; here's how you can fight air pollution

The report also revealed that not a single country managed to meet the World Health Organization's air quality standard in 2021, and smog even rebounded in some regions after a Covid-related dip in numbers